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Bates County Jail Information
6 West Fort Scott Street
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: (660) 679-3232
The Bates County Jail is located at 6 West Fort Scott Street in Butler, MO and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bates County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about the Bates County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Bates County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find Bates County court records, and lots more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.
Bates County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Bates County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bates County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info for anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Bates County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bates County Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
You must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.
When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bates County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Bates County Jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bates County Jail change often, so we suggest that you call the facility at (660) 679-3232 before you try to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
To visit an inmate at the Bates County Jail you must first have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Bates County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Bates County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bates County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bates County Jail, use this address:
Bates County Jail
6 West Fort Scott Street
Butler, MO 64730
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bates County Jail
6 West Fort Scott Street
Butler, MO 64730
The Bates County Jail mail policy can change, so double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bates County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bates County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Bates County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DUI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates at the Bates County Jail are always changing, so be sure to check the Bates County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bates County Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bates County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (660) 679-3232 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bates County Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Bates County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
The Bates County Jail phone number is: (660) 679-3232
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make off of all of the inmate phone calls are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bates County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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